Let me formally introduce myself before I move onto what I am about to say in my story. My name is Al, and I am a foreigner from America visiting Philippines long term to be with my wife, who happens to be a filipina. Even though I married her, I am not afraid to admit that she is an idiot, I even included her in my first story that Filofail had posted for me from my comments section.
Another interesting fact about me that is mind-blowing, and may hypo-criticize me is that I am also attending school here as well. Yeah, I know what some readers may already be thinking,” I’m calling Philippines a Nation of Idiots when I am trying to gain my education from idiots.” Well as this blog clearly states, not ALL filipinos are idiots, only most of them, and attending their school will give me the advantage in truly understanding Filipino Stupidity and why it is so recognizable by those not from here.
I am not referring to the ones who are westernized, or the 1% of the nationals who happens to have a glimmer of intelligence. I’m saying ‘stupidity’ in a general sense that the majority of this country is very undeveloped and there seem to not be any existing smart locals to help improve their economy, and if there are any smart Filipinos, then where the hell are they? They are certainly not out there making their buildings look any better, resolving pollution and waste management issues, and they certainly are not out there managing the flow of traffic and enforcing safe driving in Philippines.
My experience in their school gave me a closer look at who these idiots are, and how well they learn before graduating to become failures in life. I found out that is the reason why so many failures exists in today’s Filipino economy, that’s why we have so many Jeepney drivers, tricycle riders, and people cooking street food for chicken scratch at least every 50 meters on every road in this country. I’m already imagining half my class being Jeepney Drivers someday, the pay so pathetic.
Let me get into depth as to why they will be that way. As what Filofail indicated countless times over and over (which happens to be true) is that Filipinos hate to listen! I am beginning to think that Filipinos have a serious case of ADD because they really don’t follow instructions, they love to speak and shout out loud while the teacher is talking, or even when another student is giving a presentation. I personally hate giving presentations because I hate being talked over, and it’s sad because the teachers don’t do a thing about it, they feel as if they are absolutely powerless, or they really just don’t care. My course professor of my degree programs is probably the only Filipino I respect out of all my teachers because she partially see what we preach and talk about on here all the time.
Every class she lectures how she hates when her students comes into class late, she hates how they talk while the teacher is talking, and she hates it when her students are cheating by photo copying their assignments from other classmates. This part was hilarious because she showed the class two exact essays that were word-for-word with two different names, and asked us if we thought she was stupid to not find this out. Wow, filipinos are not even smart cheaters! OMFG!!! lol….and she seemed frustrated too. Everything that she has mentioned pretty much describes the work ethics of the filipinos I encounter on a daily basis, especially the being late part!
I always gets slow services here, when I am scheduled for an appointment they come late as hell. Like when my cable installers came at 830 PM one night when I was told they would arrive during the day time, many aircraft delays at CebuPacific (just look at their arrival schedule for proof), and half the time I order food they are always late! Lateness has been so common here that I pretty much expect it with everything, which had put me in the habit of planning everything a few hours or minutes earlier than the normal time, depending on the situation.
Another contribution to their stupidity is the fact that they are all idiotic 15 and 16 year olds when they reach their first year in College. That is a fact! In America and many other countries, we are at least 17 or 18 when we first started college, and if you are 15 or 16 it is only because you were gifted and had a talent for intelligence that you were accelerated up a few grade levels, but that is not the case for Philippines. After speaking with some of my classmates, turns out that they only go through 10 years of grade school instead of 12.
Philippines is idiotic and undeveloped enough, would it hurt to give them the 2 or more years of education they need so they can improve their lives? I mean this place looks like shit in most areas, not forgetting how it smells like shit as well, seriously. On top of the fact that they start college at a young age, their ‘so-called’ college level material is very equivalent to my high school level work, and I’m not even talking about my senior year either. They are learning in College what I have learned in high school, so there you go, another contributing factor to filipino stupidity.
Am I lying? If so, then just look at all my classes that I am acing! Wait a minute, there is one class that I am not acing, and that is Philippine History, but what do you expect? lol.. I can go on and on and ON about this, but I’m sure there will be a few filipinos out there reading this will contradict this in some possible way, just for me comment back and prove myself right again.
A message to Philippine National readers if you are reading this article:
Before judging me, I don’t hate filipinos, I only hate stupidity, which happens to be a common trait among most filipino. Plus I married one too, so that makes me far from racist or prejudice in any shape or form against filipinos. Don’t be afraid to admit what I say is right, you have to look at what I say in a non-bias perspective. For example, pretend you are not filipino (that way you are not offended), imagine you are a foreigner living here in Philippines under these conditions, is what all I said true? Is what all that is said on this entire site true? If for some reason you still can’t see past logic and find this article, or this entire site as untruthful, then my bet is that you have never experienced a better way of life, you grew up here, and you learned all your ways of life here, therefore all these things we are talking about seems right to you.
I invite you to spend a week in America and come back, I bet you will see the difference. It’s like tasting generic brand cereal all your life, and you had no idea that it tastes like shit until you tried the brand name, and refuse to revert back to generic brand. Anyway, I hope you all can see the messages that is being said here. If you all can change yourselves one by one individually, then true change can happen here in Philippines.